Having locked up the fifth seed in the NFC playoff field, the New York Giants can't help their postseason fortunes with a victory in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Washington Redskins. Nonetheless, first-year Giants coach Ben McAdoo said he plans to play his starters in a game that means everything to the host Redskins. "The starters are gonna play," McAdoo said, speaking to Washington reporters in a conference call. "I don't know any other way to do it." Asked how long the Giants starters likely would play, McAdoo said: "They're gonna play the game." Asked for his rationale, particularly given the calamitous Week 16 injuries to Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett, McAdoo said: "We're looking to build a physical, heavy-handed, tough road team." The defending NFC East champion Redskins (8-6-1) need a victory over the Giants (10-5) and any result other than a tie in Sunday night's game between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions to clinch the sixth and final wild-card playoff spot.